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Discussion on: Why we decided to move to Next.js

rouzbeh84 profile image

Did you happen to take gatsbyjs into account? I haven't been able to find much material comparing the 2 unfortunately but am very interested in both

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Giovanni Giordano Author

Gatsby is a static site generator. We needed SSR because we have a lot of content edited every day, aggregating data from various sources. I'll have to analyze gatsby to find an useful use case. For now, next.js accomplishes our needs.

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Yeah I end up using Gatsby for projects like documentation, or blogs, where there's a significant amount of static content.

It's not feasible for something like a community (like, since you'd be re-building every time someone makes a small post/comment, or reading off an API client-side (thus not benefiting from SSR).